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Poster: adsta Date: Apr 24, 2013 5:06am
Forum: lendinglibrary Subject: Is This A Joke?

Is this a joke? If not, seriously? An online lending library? One of the least intelligent internet ideas I've ever heard. kc5vdj has made some **very** good points. This concept is absurd. As kc5vdj said, it defeats the purpose. I truly do appreciate most of what archive.org/the Wayback Machine has to offer. But whoever thought this online lending program was a good idea, they are woefully out of touch with what online tech is for and about (which is many things, of course, but a few generally and universally true things as well). And in case this is lost in anyone reading? That means ease, freedom, sharing and a compassionate, loving distribution/redistribution of resources, in the form of information, etc. Most specifically, in this case, the public domain resources found here. ...Wow, I just cannot believe this even got approved as an attempt at a project by whatever board and/or team is running this website. Unbelievable...& smh, from the Pacific Northwest, USA.

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Poster: judyt54 Date: Oct 8, 2013 10:28am
Forum: lendinglibrary Subject: Re: Is This A Joke?

i work from home: much of my research is done here, on the computer, and having this kind of reference material available is a godsend. My alternative is to travel 30 miles to view the materials I need, without the luxury of time to do so.
Not everyone has easy access to this kind of mateiral, and for this kind of research, this is invaluable.

Many of the items available are not physically robust, and too much handling, even by people who 'know how" can damage them. This preserves the documents, allows us to go back and forth in the books to find what we need, without fear of causing more harm to the items.

Where the 'joke' comes in, I have no idea.

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Poster: MarioXXX Date: Apr 28, 2014 11:10pm
Forum: lendinglibrary Subject: Re: Is This A Joke?

Not sure what material you look for, but http://libgen.net has plenty of books and stuff, for free download without any restrictions, with up to six mirrors of each archived work.

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Poster: judyt54 Date: Apr 29, 2014 5:14am
Forum: lendinglibrary Subject: Re: Is This A Joke?

I found archive.org some months ago, and it has been, as I said, invaluable. much of what I do is in the Family Research/genealogy areas, and it just happened that the books I needed (not all of them are or were available locally) were here online. I have neither wish nor need to download an entire 60-300 page book for just one page of information. And since I am continually on the hunt for missing pieces to a very large puzzle, Mario, I will indeed check out your site as well.

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Poster: Crocker Date: Mar 23, 2015 6:27pm
Forum: lendinglibrary Subject: Re: Is This A Joke?

I went through the procedure to "borrow" the book I wanted and it's so small on my screen I can't read any of it. What a stupid idea

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Mar 23, 2015 9:31pm
Forum: lendinglibrary Subject: Re: Is This A Joke?

please post the link. if it's something we can fix we'll be happy to.

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Poster: Crocker Date: Mar 24, 2015 2:35pm
Forum: lendinglibrary Subject: Re: Is This A Joke?

After trying every icon on the screen I tried "share" which makes the image larger. Still a nuisance compared to the earlier ability to download.

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Poster: judyt54 Date: Oct 8, 2013 10:28am
Forum: lendinglibrary Subject: Re: Is This A Joke?

i work from home: much of my research is done here, on the computer, and having this kind of reference material available is a godsend. My alternative is to travel 30 miles to view the materials I need, without the luxury of time to do so.
Not everyone has easy access to this kind of mateiral, and for this kind of research, this is invaluable.

Many of the items available are not physically robust, and too much handling, even by people who 'know how" can damage them. This preserves the documents, allows us to go back and forth in the books to find what we need, without fear of causing more harm to the items.

Where the 'joke' comes in, I have no idea.